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Century Plant is finally blooming!


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This is my neighbor's century plant that she has been waiting 20 years to see it bloom! It's very interesting to me that it only blooms once in it's lifetime, and then it dies. I googled 'century plant' to read more about it, and found out that it is actually an agave plant from which agave nectar sweetner is made. I couldn't get a good shot of the whole plant because it is so tall, so I took one pic of the top and another of the bottom. I bet Miki has seen lots of them because they grow abundanty in Arizona! post-7458-026244800 1337407157_thumb.jpg post-7458-046327900 1337407180_thumb.jpg post-7458-001947200 1337407255_thumb.jpg

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Beautiful, isn't it? I think the yellow/orange flowers are pretty.

 

Many of the century plants are in bloom here in the desert.

 

The mother plant may die, but they are prolific about sending out runners with babies.

 

I wonder if Miki misses them.

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